The View From Here Lyrics

Broadway 2017
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical - The View From Here Lyrics


"The View From Here" is a song performed by Christian Borle (Willy Wonka) and Jake Ryan Flynn/ Ryan Foust/ Ryan Sell (Charlie).

WONKA:
Charlie, you've won!

CHARLIE:
Another gobstopper?

WONKA:
Nope

CHARLIE:
A lifetime supply of sweets?

WONKA:
Better

CHARLIE:
But what could possibly be better than a lifetime supply of sweets?

WONKA:
Let me show you.

Charlie, you and I
We make something out of nothing
Me and you, Charlie
We see things that aren't there

Charlie, you and I
We ask how but never why
It's me and you, Charlie
Charlie, you and I

Welcome aboard my Great Glass Elevator. I haven't been in this thing for years.
Let's see if it still works. Push that button

CHARLIE:
The one marked "Don't Push?"

WONKA:
That's the one

CHARLIE:
Something crazy is going to happen now, isn't it?

WONKA:
How did you guess?

CHARLIE:
Where are we going?

WONKA:
Up, up, up

When a boy like you looks to the sky
At the stars and planets passing by
If the boy's like me, he'll want to fly
Into the stratosphere

And as we both rise into those skies
Your future will appear
That's why I've brought you
To see the view from here

When a boy has just a touch of odd
And he walks the streets without a nod
He should know that odd is a gift from God
Like this starry blue chandelier

And the more he lives
Perspective gives him sight so crystal clear
That's why I brought you
To see the view from here

So you could see the straights Magellan sailed
The battlefields where good prevailed
The pyramids, St. Peter's dome
The tiny house that you call home...

Charlie, look down there. My factory, do you see it?

CHARLIE:
Yes, Mr. Wonka

WONKA:
I love my factory Charlie. I love it more than anything in the world.

CHARLIE:
So do I Mr. Wonka, so do I.

WONKA:
Well, I'm very glad to hear that Charlie. Very glad. You wanna know why?

CHARLIE:
Why?

WONKA:
Because my chocolate factory is your grand prize.

CHARLIE:
What?!

WONKA:
I'm giving it to you.

CHARLIE:
But Mr. Wonka, why do you want to give away your factory?

WONKA:
Charlie, I'm an old, old man. Much older than you think.
I can't keep running my factory forever. I have to give it to someone new.
Someone good, and honest, and kind,
Who loves to mix things up and that someone, Charlie Bucket, is you.

Charlie, you and I
We make something [I cannot believe this]
Out of nothing
Me and you, Charlie [You and me]
We see things [Mr. Wonka]
That aren't there [Floating flying in the air]
Charlie, you and I [And there could never be]
We ask how but never why [A boy as fortunate as me]
It's me and you, Charlie [Me]
Me and you

When the world seems
Full of spies and thieves [And Mr. Wonka]
And for all that's good [That one's Mars and Mr. Wonka]

Your spirit grieves [All the stars and Mr. Wonka]

You may meet a boy
And he believes [And he believes]
And there's your new [in what I do]
Chocolatier [Is it true? I'm a chocolatier]

And now high above

CHARLIE & WONKA:
The thing we love

WONKA:
It's time for your premiere
That's why I brought you

CHARLIE & WONKA:
To see the view from here

WONKA:
So take in this perfect speck of blue
And everything I give to you my factory!
And to see...

CHARLIE & WONKA:
The view from here

[Thanks to Alaina Fritzinger for lyrics]

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